Climate Change

Hurricane Maria Slams Into Puerto Rico [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday, tearing off roofs and sending doors flying from hinges as officials warned Hurricane Maria would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria, which has killed at least nine in the Caribbean, made landfall ...

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Hurricane Maria Takes Aim At Battered Caribbean

CNN reports: Hurricane Maria is forecast to rapidly strengthen over the next two days as it takes aim at Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. “Significant strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane before it moves through the Leeward Islands,” according to the National Hurricane Center’s ...

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Stevie Wonder: Anyone Who Believes There’s No Such Thing As Global Warming Must Be Blind [VIDEO]

“We’ve come together today to love on the people who have been devastated by the hurricanes. When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences, and no political persuasions. It just loves. As we should begin to love and value our planet. And anyone who believes that there’s no such ...

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New Miss America Slams Trump On Climate Change

ABC News reports: Cara Mund is not worried that she may begin her year-long reign as Miss America by starting a Twitter war with the nation’s Tweeter-In-Chief. The 23-year-old Miss North Dakota won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City after saying in an onstage interview that President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the ...

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Rush Limbaugh Flees “Liberal Hoax” Hurricane Irma

The Daily Mail reports: Rush Limbaugh closed out his popular radio program on Thursday by announcing he would be off the air on Friday and broadcasting next week from ‘parts unknown’ as he and other residents of Palm Beach were ordered to evacuate before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida. That announcement came just two days after Limbaugh delivered a ...

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Chocolate Giant To Spend $1B Fighting Climate Change

Business Insider reports: Chocolate giant Mars is promising to spend close to $1 billion over the next few years fighting climate change. The $35 billion food giant behind brands like M&Ms, Skittles, and Twix on Wednesday launched its “Sustainability in a Generation” plan, aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of its business and supply chain by more than 60% by ...

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Kellyanne Conway Blasts “Amateur Climatologist” Chris Cuomo For Asking About Climate Change [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Kellyanne Conway didn’t take kindly to Chris Cuomo insistence on talking about climate change during an interview about Hurricane Harvey disaster relief on Wednesday night, prompting her to say the CNN host was playing “amateur climatologist.” Conway, who is counselor to President Trump, pushed back on Cuomo’s question, saying the focus should remain on helping “the ...

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Trump Disbands Federal Climate Change Advisory Group

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment — which includes academics as well as local officials and ...

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NOAA: 2016 Was Planet’s Hottest Year On Record

Politico reports: Last year was Earth’s warmest on record, according to an international climate report issued Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that documents other record-breaking global warming trends of 2016. The report is the most comprehensive assessment of the effects of climate change released by the Trump administration, and it could make it easier to refute efforts ...

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Trump’s USDA Bans Saying “Climate Change”

The Guardian reports: Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead. A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that ...

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New Climate Study Warns Of Unstoppable Tipping Point

The Independent reports: The world will almost certainly reach a tipping point and bring about unstoppable, destructive climate change, according to a new study. There is a 90 per cent chance that the world’s temperature will rise 2C, to 4.9C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, despite measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s at that point ...

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GOP House Science Committee Chair: Climate Change Is Good Because Melting Ice Opens Shipping Routes

Talking Points Memo reports: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), noted climate change denier and chair of the House Science Committee, on Monday penned an eyebrow-raising op-ed that argued there are “benefits” to a changing climate. “The benefits of a changing climate are often ignored and under-researched. Our climate is too complex and the consequences of misguided policies too harsh to discount ...

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Former VP Al Gore: I Was Wrong About Trump, He’ll Never Come To His Senses On Climate Change [VIDEO]

The HuffPost reports: Former Vice President Al Gore says he’s given up hope that President Donald Trump will act on key climate issues. Gore recounted to “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert his optimism after his meeting with Trump to discuss climate change and the landmark Paris Accord. Trump had promised supporters during the campaign that he would pull out of ...

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Trillion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Off Of Antarctica

ABC News reports: One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton behemoth more than seven times the size of New York City, has broken off of Antarctica, triggering disagreement among scientists over whether global warming is to blame. The event, captured by satellite, happened sometime in the past few days when the giant chunk snapped off an ice shelf. ...

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World Population To Hit Nearly 10 Billion By 2050

Via press release from the United Nations: The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe – the United Nations today reported. The concentration of global population growth ...

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John Oliver Blast Trump On Climate Change [VIDEO]

HuffPost recaps: John Oliver railed against President Donald Trump for delivering a “flamboyantly deceptive” speech during his announcement about the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. Oliver fact-checked Trump’s remarks, first tackling the moment the president claimed the world celebrated the signing of the accord because it put the U.S. at an “economic disadvantage.” “What are ...

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EPA Head Asked Three Times If Trump Thinks Climate Change Is Real, Three Times He Dodges [VIDEO]

Three times today, under direct questioning, EPA head Scott Pruitt refused to say if Trump believes climate change is real. Heavy reports: The first question of the press conference was about whether President Trump believes climate change is real and is a threat to the United States. Pruitt would not answer, instead saying that he and the president have been ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

AOL News reports: A day after President Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris agreement, White House press secretary Sean Spicer is expected to be joined by EPA chief Scott Pruitt to address questions during Friday’s briefing. “We’re getting out,” Trump said speaking from the White House on Thursday. “And we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see ...

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Fox News Host Claims Trump Consulted Her On Climate Change Yesterday Before Announcement [VIDEO]

The HuffPost reports: Donald Trump made an unusual phone call for some heart-to-heart counsel from Fox News before his press conference announcing he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. The president sought a bit of hand-holding from a media organization not known for its science — nor for its concern about global warming. Kimberly Guilfoyle, co-host ...

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World Trade Center Goes Green In Defiance Of Trump

Trump is being trolled worldwide: Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered two New York City landmarks – the World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge – to be lit in green Thursday night to express the state’s support for the Paris accord. “The White House’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord has devastating repercussions not only for the United States, ...

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